[act-ma] Oct 21: Boston Palestine Film Festival - The Countdown Begins; Only 2 weeks to Opening Night! 10 unforgettable days of Films and Events

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*BPFF 2011: 10 Unforgettable Days of Palestine-related Films and Events *
*50 Films |  3 Concerts |  12 Honored Guests |  6 Venues

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*ELIA SULEIMAN COMES TO BPFF FOR BLOCKBUSTER WEEKEND*
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Elia Suleiman

*Elia Suleiman 
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a highly celebrated film writer, director, actor, and producer. 
According to /The New Yorker/ Magazine, /"Suleiman's name is often 
linked with that of [filmmaking genius] Jacques Tati, 
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the comparison is just."/

Suleiman is best known for his 2002 film */Divine Intervention (2002),/* 
a modern tragic comedy on living under occupation in the Palestinian 
territories, which won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival 
and the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI); also receiving the Best 
Foreign Film Prize at the European Awards in Rome. /Divine 
Intervention,/as well as his earlier work */Chronicle of a Disappearance 
(1996),/ *which won the Best First Film Prize at the 1996 Venice Film 
Festival, are part of a trilogy together with */The Time That Remains 
(2009), /*this year's *Opening Night film. *

*/The Time That Remains/*, a 2009 Cannes Selection, is a 
semi-biographical black comedy film written and directed by Suleiman, 
starring Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri, Leila Mouammar, and Bilal Zidani. 
It offers an account of the creation of the Israeli state from 1948 to 
the present. The film won the prestigious Black Pearl Award for Best 
Middle Eastern Narrative Film at the 2009 Middle East International Film 
Festival (MEIFF) in Abu Dhabi. It also won the Jury Grand Prize (with 
/About Elly/) at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

According to /Variety/ Magazine: /"Suleiman has unquestionably made his 
masterpiece with /The Time That Remains."

*All three works will all be shown at separate screenings at the MFA* 
during our Blockbuster Opening Weekend, October 21-23, 2011, all 
followed by discussion with Suleiman, offering *a rare opportunity for 
engagement with an iconic Palestinian filmmaker about a major body of 
his work.*

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*The Time That Remains *Buy Tickets 
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2009 | DRAMA | 109 Min**

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*Friday, October 21, 2011 6:30 pm *

Q&A with Director follows screening.

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*Time That Remains ES *

Subtitled /Chronicle of a Present Absentee,/ this humorous, 
heartbreaking film is set shot largely in homes and places in which 
Suleiman's family, who are Palestinian citizens of Israel, once lived. 
Inspired by his father's diaries, letters his mother sent to family 
members who had fled the Israeli occupation, and the director's own 
recollections, the film spans from 1948 until the present, recounting 
the saga of Suleiman's family in four elegantly stylized episodes. 
Suleiman himself plays a silent, impassive observer.

TRAILER 
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*Chonicle of a Disappearance *Buy Tickets 
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1996 | DRAMA | 88 Min.**

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*Saturday, October 22, 2011 2:00 pm*
Q&A with Director follows screening.

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In a series of witty vignettes, Elia Suleiman expresses his emotions and 
state of mind as he observes daily life in Palestine. With 
characteristic dry wit and an eye for the absurd at the heart of the 
mundane, /Chronicle of a Disappearance/ is a thoughtful, politically 
nuanced treatment of the routines, rituals, ceremonies, and accidents 
that punctuate the life of 'E.S.' (played by Elia Suleiman himself) on 
his return home from abroad to Palestine.

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2002 | DRAMA | 92 Min.

*Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:00 pm*

Q&A with Director follows screening.

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*Divine Intervention Balloon*Packed with witty visual gags, comic 
vignettes, and moments of spectacular fantasy, the award-winning /Divine 
Intervention/(subtitled /A Chronicle of Love and Pain/) is a portrait of 
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict laced with wicked and subversive humor. 
Suleiman again plays the central character himself: "E.S." cares for his 
ailing father in Jerusalem whilst conducting an affair with a 
Palestinian woman in Ramallah. Recalling the comic genius of Jacques 
Tati and deadpan delivery of Buster Keaton, Suleiman's film is a 
passionate and surreal depiction of the situation in Palestine.

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*THEMES OF THIS YEAR'S FILM FESTIVAL*
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*The Work of Elia Suleiman*
Time That Remains Stone Wall

*Celebrating the Legacy of Edward Said*
Edward Said Knowledge is the Beginning

*Homage to Past and Present Revolutions*
*In Honor of the Arab Spring*
We Were Egypt - Arab Spring demo

*Challenging the Status Quo*
Cultures of REsistance

*Women Making Movies *
Women making movies (Mara'aneh)

/More to come in future newsletters and at our website: 
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